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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through the Lens: ‘Unapologetic’

Christine Irvine

When we hear the word “abolitionist” we generally think of 19th century freedom fighters. 

But for the two Black Lives Matter activists featured in the documentary Unapologetic, they see a direct correlation between their work today and those of 150 years ago. “Incarceration is the 21st century version of slavery,” Janaé Bonsu states in director Ashley O’Shay’s film. “I feel like my role living in the 21st century is the same as those abolitionists who were alive during the slave era, like the Harriet Tubmans and the Frederick Douglasses.” O’Shay’s film follows Bonsu and fellow-activist Bella BAHHS as they organize protests in their native Chicago, and examines gender biases in national media coverage of police shootings.

We'll talk with Ashley O'Shay about her film Unapologetic Friday at 11 a.m. MST.

Please join us for our free online screening of Unapologetic followed by a Q&A with producer Morgan Johnson and subject Bella BAHHS on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. MST. You can find the link to the screening at UtahFilmCenter.org.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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